Pneumonia associated with meningococcal bacteremia and/or meningitis

J. Llorens-Terol, A. Martinez-Roig, A. Mur

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Abstract

Four children between 5 and 12 years of age had pneumonia as a secondary complication of meningococcal bacteremia and/or meningitis. The diagnosis of meningococcal disease was established by culture of blood and/or cerebrospinal fluid. Fine inspiratory rales were found in one patient. In the other three cases pulmonary infiltrates were evidenced on chest roentgenogram. All patients recovered with penicillin G sodium therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
JournalHelvetica Paediatrica Acta
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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